T-45C Goshawk Crashes Near NAS Kingsville; Pilot Safe

At approximately 12:00 p.m. CDT August 16th, a Navy T-45C Goshawk jet trainer aircraft assigned to Training Air Wing 2 at Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas, crashed on approach to NAS Kingsville. One instructor pilot was aboard and ejected from the aircraft. The pilot has been transported to Christus Spohn Hospital-Kleberg for further evaluation. The aircraft impacted an empty field…

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Navy C-26D Completes a 2,241 Mile Journey

A Navy C-26D aircraft made a 2,241 mile, eight-stop, eight-day, eight-country trek. The aircraft flew from Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples, Italy to a repair depot in New Braunfels, Texas landing on May 16. While not an epic trek across time and space, the flight of the C-26 Metroliner was an example of Tactical Airlift Program Office (PMA-207) Fixed Wing/Operational…

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CNO & Texas Congresswoman Visit Industry Partners

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday traveled to Fort Worth and visited Lockheed Martin February 10 with Texas Representative Kay Granger. Gilday and Granger toured facilities and received updates about F-35C Lightning II advancements and capabilities, joint all-domain operations, anti-surface warfare and weapon technology. “The work that we’re doing here in Fort Worth in partnership with Lockheed Martin…

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T-45C Goshawk Crashes in Lake Worth, Texas, No Fatalities

September 19, 2021 – Today at approximately 11:15 a.m. CDT, a Navy T-45C Goshawk jet trainer aircraft assigned to Training Air Wing 2 at Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas, crashed in Lake Worth, Texas, approximately two miles northeast of Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth. The two pilots ejected from the aircraft. The instructor pilot is in stable condition; the student…

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Navy Identifies Sailor Killed in Kabul Attack

A Sailor assigned to 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California, was killed during an attack at the Abbey Gate of Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 26, 2021. Navy Corpsman Maxton W. Soviak was killed while supporting Operation Allies Refuge. Soviak, from Ohio, enlisted in the Navy on Sept. 26, 2017, and graduated from Recruit…

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Navy Decommissions USS Bonhomme Richard

April 14, 2021 – The U.S. Navy held a decommissioning ceremony for amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) at Naval Base San Diego April 14. The ceremony highlighted the history of the ship, its crew, and their legacy. Bonhomme Richard was the third ship to bear the name. It was named in honor of John Paul Jones’ famous…

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Raytheon Continues Support US Navy Counter Narco-Terrorism Ops

March 24, 2021 – Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies business, will continue operating and maintaining the U.S. government’s Relocatable Over-the-Horizon Radar (ROTHR) system under a $146 million, five-year contract. Originally developed to track long-range targets for aircraft and ships, ROTHR is now the primary detection system for border security and drug smuggling interdiction for the Joint Interagency Task…

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Navy T-45C Crashes in Texas, No Fatalities

March 24, 2021 – On March 24 at approximately 2 p.m. CDT, a Navy T-45C Goshawk jet trainer aircraft crashed approximately 3 miles northeast of Naval Outlying Field Orange Grove, Texas. The two occupants, an instructor, and a student, safely ejected from the aircraft and reported minor injuries. They were transported to a local medical treatment facility for evaluation. Navy…

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USCGC Edgar Culbertson Commissioned in Galveston

The Coast Guard held a commissioning ceremony for the Coast Guard Cutter Edgar Culbertson, the service’s 37th fast response cutter, at Sector Field Office Galveston today. Rear Adm. John Nadeau, Eighth Coast Guard District commander, presided over the ceremony, along with Lt. Katie Shveda, Coast Guard Cutter Edgar Culbertson commanding officer. Edgar Culbertson, the cutter’s namesake, was a Coast Guard…

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